After the online participatory process concluded in 2021, the Lombardy cluster is now implementing an in-person public deliberation in the form of a Citizens’ Jury.
The Citizens’ Jury on Responsible Smart Mobility takes place on two non-consecutive Saturdays, 11 June and 25 June, in Milan.
The objective? Within the framework of the Regional Strategy on Smart Mobility and Artificial Intelligence Lombardy Region is currently working on the implementation of innovative actions towards a regional responsible data-driven smart mobility. The citizens’ jury will gather citizens’ views on the collection, use and sharing of open data and issue recommendations to shape regional policies and initiatives on this topic.
24 randomly selected citizens from Lombardy come together to deliberate on recommendations for the Lombardy region on responsible (data-driven) smart mobility services in the territory. In the first day, taking place on 11thJune, the citizens met experts from the fields of big data and artificial intelligence, open data, smart mobility, privacy, digital rights and techno-surveillance and gender, data and mobility, providing transparent information and delving into the topic. In the second day, to be held on 25th June, the citizens’ jury will discuss and deliberate on suggestions for regional policy makers on relevant societal and ethical issues around data-driven mobility in Lombardy.
What is a citizens’ jury?
Citizens’ juries are a tool to engage citizens on a range of issues. A citizen jury is a method of deliberation developed by the Jefferson Center where a small group of people (between 12 and 24), representative of the demographics of a given area, come together to deliberate on an issue (generally one clearly framed question), over the period of 2 to 7 days. Their small size allows for effective deliberation, but they are sufficiently diverse and citizens are exposed to a wide range of perspectives.